Year 2 – General Information
The Romans – Class 2R – Mrs Lee.
TA – Mrs Pane
Library Books – Thursday.
Guided Reading – Friday.
The Anglo-Saxons – Class 2A – Mr Moss.
TA – Miss DeCleen
Library Books – Friday.
Guided Reading – Thursday.
PE Arrangements for Autumn Term
PE lessons will take place on a Monday and Tuesday morning. We are delighted that we will be supported by our Inspire Sports Coaches, for these sessions. Your child will need a white T –shirt, black shorts and plimsoles/trainers, which need to be kept in a named drawstring PE bag. Long hair needs to be tied back and earrings should be removed.
Week beginning 18th November
We will continue to link our learning with The Great Fire of London and travel back in time to 1666, as we take part in our Great Fire of London Day!
As Readers we will:-
Use our ‘skim and scan’ Resilient Reader skills to read and discuss a variety of information texts.
Read unfamiliar words and discuss what these words mean.
Answer a variety of question types to demonstrate our understanding.
Be Resilient Readers and remember that ‘the answers are in our hands’.
Compare, Find, Infer, Explain and Predict.
Tap and clap key words linked to our theme.
As Writers we will:-
Use our Legends of Literacy and MC Grammar to help us with our Grammar knowledge.
Practise spelling our CEWs with Spelling Challenges and Scrabbled Eggs.
Collect words and phrases to describe what we saw, heard, felt and smelt during The Great Fire of London.
Create a ‘Dear diary’ extract to describe our experiences during the Great Fire of London.
Use our imagination and drama, role-play and freeze-frames to recount OUR experiences during The Great Fire of London.
Use IMPERATIVE (bossy) verbs to write a simple set of instructions on how to make bread rolls.
Use our better blue pens to edit and improve our work.
As Mathematicians we will:
* Practise counting in 2s, 3s, 5s and 10s.
Use words and phrases such as take away, subtract, minus, count back, jump back and subtraction.
Begin to use the ‘bar method’ to represent subtraction word problems.
Revisit ‘column subtraction’.
Continue to practise our BMBT and CLIC scores with Mrs Lucking.
Take part in our AWESOME Maths sessions.
As Scientists we will:-*
Continue with our our exciting topic ‘Changing Materials’.
* Tap and clap Scientific vocabulary linked to our theme.
Investigate different ways we can change materials.
Ask and answer the Scientific Question – What happens to ice when it is heated then cooled?
* Draw diagrams with labels to represent our research.
Use a variety of sentence stems.
* Reflect on our learning – We’re Super Scientists because …….
Who will be our Super Scientist and get to wear the Lab Coat this week?
As Historians we will:–
Take part in our Great Fire of London Day!
Travel back in time to 1666.
Use different sources of evidence to find out what it was like during The Great Fire of London.
Explore the following website to find out more!
Investigate similaritries and differences between fire fighting in the past (1666) and now (2019).
In Food Technology we will:-
Follow a recipe. Work in Thomas Farynor’s bakery and create our very own bread rolls.
Measure ingredients accurately.
Know that we need to wash our hands before we start baking. Discuss the importance of food hygiene.
As Designers we will:-
Create a bag to carry our bread roll in.
Decorate our bags with logos and images linked to our bakery.
In PE we will:-
* Work with the wonderful Inspire Sports Coaches.
Practise moving in different ways and on different body parts.
Talk about how our bodies change when we exercise.
Practise moving to a beat and a rhythm,
In RE we will:-
Continue to learn the songs for our Nativity Performance ‘A Baby Born to be King’
Continue to practise narrating, dancing and singing in preparation for our Christmas Performance.
As Programmers we will:-
Work with our Computing Buddies.
Use the IPads.
Use Chatterpix, and create ‘eye-witness’ accounts of the events of The Great Fire of London.
Screenshot our work and then upload images to SeeSaw.
Collaborate and work together – two heads are better than one!
WE HOPE YOU’LL ENJOY DISCUSSING ALL THESE NEW ACTIVITIES WITH YOUR CHILDREN.
DON’T FORGET TO COMPLETE THE READING CHALLENGE EVERY WEEK – WE WERE DELIGHTED WITH OUR RESULTS THIS WEEK!
LET’S SEE IF WE CAN TOP THE LEADER BOARD NEXT WEEK!
WELL DONE YEAR TWO – WHAT A GREAT START TO OUR THE SCHOOL YEAR – KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK – YOU ARE AMAZING!
Year 2 Spellings
Spelling challenges will be sent home weekly. You might like to practise these words with your child so that they are confident during their spelling challenge. We will also practise these words regularly in school too. IT IS NOT ESSENTIAL THAT THEY GET THEM ALL CORRECT, ALL THE TIME. IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAT YOUR CHILD CAN APPLY THESE SPELLING RULES TO THEIR WRITING ALL THE TIME. We need to learn to spell all the Common Exception Words (CEWs) by the end of Year Two. These words will be displayed in our classrooms and removed once we have all learn them off by heart. Termly updates will be sent home, so you can see how our child is progressing with this target!
Year 2 Bulletins
Watch out for ‘Marvellous Me’ messages from your child’s teachers. We LOVE Marvellous Me at Trimley St Mary – it’s a fantastic way to encourage, praise and celebrate successes and achievements in school. Take the time to talk with your child about their learning! Because …… everyone’s a SUPERHERO!!
Parent Helpers Welcome!
We welcome parents into school, to help our children to improve their reading skills. If you are able to spare a morning or an afternoon, on a regular basis, please let your child’s teacher know. We are very appreciative of your additional support, and it makes a huge difference to the children’s learning. We would love you to come and join us! Tea and coffee provided too!
Don’t forget to read for 5 minutes, 5 times a week! Your reading Challenge Slip must be returned on MONDAY MORNING so the ‘scores on the doors’ can be collated by class teachers during registration and sent to the school office. Come on Year 2! A KS1 class has never topped the leader board! We need 75% of our classes to read to meet Mrs Ashford’s challenge. Class Prizes available too. Keep reading!!
Year 2 English Curriculum - Autumn Term
As Readers we will read and discuss stories with familiar settings, about ‘Paddington Bear’, and his adventures in London. As Writers we will create non-fiction books and leaflets, containing the information we have researched and learnt about London. We will write recounts and diary extracts describing the Great Fire of London. We will be looking at poetry and writing our own poems about London and Fireworks. We’ll practise our cursive font, and join most of our letters. Your child will bring home a Library Book and Reading Book weekly. Your help and support with reading is invaluable. The English curriculum SFA (Success for All) will continue, developing the children’s reading and comprehension skills, basic grammar and spelling. It celebrates co-operative learning. Weekly spellings will be sent home in preparation for our spelling challenges.
Don’t forget to complete the weekly Reading Challenge – 5 minutes reading, 5 times a week!
Year 2 Maths Curriculum - Autumn Term
As Mathematicians we will follow the Inspire Maths scheme & continue to practise our 2x, 5x and 10x tables, & begin to learn the 3x and 4x tables as well. We will build on our addition and subtraction skills, and begin to learn a variety of calculation strategies. We will practise using and applying these skills to real-life problems. As part of our ‘Big Maths’ scheme, children will continue to take part in ‘Beat That!’ and CLIC tests every week to consolidate their Learn-Its and calculation knowledge. Your child will bring these home each week so you can see their scores! We will look at coordinates on London maps, and learn about direction and movement. We will investigate capacity and measure different lengths and distances. We will be looking at time; creating bus and train timetables using o’clock, half past, quarter to and quarter past. We will consolidate our understanding of 3D shapes and create models of London Landmarks.
DON’T FORGET TO KEEP PRACTISING YOUR NUMBER POUCH TOO!